Memphis Grizzlies at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 1/7/2019
Monday, January 7, 2019
Smoothie King Center
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, January 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 6.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies have a record of 18-21. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -1.4 as they average 101.2 points per game while giving up 102.6 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 18-22. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 116.7 points per contest and give up 115.1, which is a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 17-22-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-23-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 17-23-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 21-18-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
01/06/19 SF Chandler Parsons None is out indefinitely
01/05/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg left last game, is questionable Monday vs New Orleans
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/11/18 F Nikola Mirotic Ankle is out indefinitely
01/05/19 G E'Twaun Moore Quad left last game, is questionable Monday vs Memphis
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Marc Gasol averages 15.7 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jrue Holiday averages 21.0 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 8.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Anthony Davis averages 28.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.3 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 101.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 23.0 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.0 per game. The Grizzlies allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 2nd in the league with 116.7 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 47.1 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.8. The Pelicans are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Pelicans surrender 115.1 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.1 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Memphis is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
New Orleans is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Pelicans are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.3, and their defensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans -6.5
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